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IIE-SRF is currently accepting applications for the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars. Applicants interested in the Baden-Württemberg program must meet the IIE-SRF eligibility criteria. Preference will be given to individuals who are referred to the program by institutions of higher learning in the state of Baden-Württemberg or who have existing ties to Baden-Württemberg and/or Germany.

IIE-SRF is pleased to be a contributing partner of the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars, a multilateral program established in response to ever-increasing requests for assistance from persecuted scholars around the world. The Baden-Württemberg Fund supports visiting research appointments at universities and other higher education institutions within the German state of Baden-Württemberg, where scholars can continue their work in freedom and safety.  Eligible scholars include professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline who are facing -- or have recently fled from -- immediate and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of permanent residence.

This program is set up as a public-private partnership involving the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, the Max Jarecki Heidelberg Foundation, and the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund. Fellowships will be co-funded by contributions from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Max Jarecki Heidelberg Foundation.  The program will be coordinated with the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund’s global programming, as well as with other efforts to assist threatened academics.